I couldn’t stop giggling as our four new dolphin friends weaved their way in between our group of five, leapt over our heads and circled us at high speeds. We took turns dancing with them, then “surfing” down the length of the tank as two dolphins pushed us by our feet so fast we could rise up out of the water.
The 60-minute Delphinus Primax Experience at Xcaret Park in Playa del Carmen in Mexico is just one of the highlights of the Unlimited Xcaret Xperience available from Occidental Grand Xcaret. This lush 62-acre Mediterranean-style all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean is adjacent to this one-of-a-kind archeological park. The Experience includes VIP hotel check-in, complimentary mini bar, unlimited access to Xcaret Park, a private eco-cultural tour and reserved area seating for the “Xcaret México Espectacular” show, a spectacular performance that traces the history of Mexico.
We also enjoyed snorkeling through an underground river and marveled at the daring feats of the Panpantia Flying Men as they flew through the air around a tall pole, reenacting an ancient tradition. A trip up the Rotating Scenic Tower afforded us views of the surrounding landscape and the Caribbean.
After our activities it was a short walk back to the Occidental Grand Xcaret, where you can tour some amazingly intact ruins right on the property, evidence of the ancient Mayan culture that once dwelled in this part of Mexico.